The Wiz of Odds is conducting a comprehensive study of bowl game expense reports. All of the data collected — expense reports for 56 teams and bowl surveys for 40 teams — are being posted on the site. Here is the latest installment. For an overview of the project, click here.
The Orlando-based Champs Sports Bowl is operated by the nonprofit Florida Citrus Sports Events, Inc. The first game was played in 1990.
2010 participants: North Carolina State and West Virginia.
North Carolina State expenses: The Wolfpack reported only 247 absorbed tickets at a cost of $4,014. Total reported expenses were $1.09 million. Under other expenses, the school listed items such as open practice ($4,524), staff overtime ($11,473), bonuses ($319,096), booster allowance ($15,000) and comp tickets ($126,674) for a total of $476,767. Download North Carolina State Expenses
North Carolina State did not fill out a bowl survey.
West Virginia expenses: The Mountaineers reported selling only 4,700 of their 12,500-ticket allotment. That resulted in absorbed ticket costs of $507,000, which was 37.9 percent of total reported expenses of $1.33 million. Download West Virginia Expenses
West Virginia did not complete a bowl survey.